Why a US-driven dispute over Arctic Council climate language is different this time around

Why a US-driven dispute over Arctic Council climate language is different...

Refusing to talk about climate change in hopes it will go away is hardly a sensible strategy.But it’s not really a surprise that U.S....
Why US climate hostility might be a bigger threat to Arctic Council cooperation than security tensions

Why US climate hostility might be a bigger threat to Arctic...

The Trump Administration’s reluctance to recognize climate change as a major problem in the Arctic is currently frustrating negotiations in the run-up to the...
The Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategic vision downplays a big problem: budget constraints

The Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategic vision downplays a big problem:...

The 2019 update of the U.S. Coast Guard vision for the Arctic is a document rich with bureaucratic language about the growing importance of...
What the new US Coast Guard strategy tells us about the Arctic in 2019

What the new US Coast Guard strategy tells us about the...

The U.S. Coast Guard’s ‘Vision’ for the Arctic, released earlier this week, walks the line between proposing clear-cut solutions to some U.S. capacity problems...
How a new federal Arctic strategy could jumpstart US activity in the region

How a new federal Arctic strategy could jumpstart US activity in...

The United States has had no shortage of aspirations for the Arctic, but it has never managed to combine those ideas into a coherent...
Why a recent court ruling could mean years of delay for Trump’s offshore drilling plan

Why a recent court ruling could mean years of delay for...

Trump administration officials and oil industry allies love to chant the words “energy dominance” and praise the president’s thirst for more oil and gas...
For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in the economic bucket

For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in...

In the coming week, the cruise industry gathers in Miami for Seatrade Cruise Global, an annual convention. Most of those there to do business...
New information about Alaska’s Arctic mystery well might not have a big impact in the ANWR drilling debate

New information about Alaska’s Arctic mystery well might not have a...

For decades, there has been no shortage of speculation and just a few scraps of public information about the only oil well ever drilled...
Eating shoots and raising questions, Chinese pandas arrive in Copenhagen

Eating shoots and raising questions, Chinese pandas arrive in Copenhagen

Whatever you think of China’s interests in the Arctic, its recent ambitions to play a larger role in the region have been increasingly explicit....
Is the world ready for a Bering Strait rail link between Alaska and Russia?

Is the world ready for a Bering Strait rail link between...

In 1890, Colorado Gov. William Gilpin called for a new worldwide railroad system to connect the greatest cities on five continents.His book, “The Cosmopolitan...